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Monrovia Police: Stealing SUV Seats; Waiting for a Theft; Drugs; Etc.


[Monrovia Police activities from the Police Department's Neighborhood Watch Report for April 10-13. - Brad Haugaard]

Following are the weekend’s highlighted issues and events.

Disturbing Subjects / Drunk in Public – Suspect Arrested
On April 10 at 4:39 p.m., an officer responded to a park in the 300 block of South Myrtle regarding disturbing subjects. The officer observed two subjects in a verbal argument. One of the subjects removed his shirt and took a fighting stance with the second subject. The officer confronted the subjects and after investigation, arrested one of them for being drunk in public.

Vehicle Burglaries
On April 10 in the late evening, three vehicle burglaries were reported to police. The burglaries occurred in business parking lots located in the 700 to 900 blocks of West Huntington. In two of the burglaries, the third row seats had been taken from two SUV’s. In the third incident, a vehicle window was shattered and an iPad that was visible through the window was taken. The investigations are continuing.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Suspect Arrested
On April 11 at 2:36 a.m., an officer observed two subjects in a business parking lot near Chestnut and Magnolia. One of the subjects appeared to be hiding something near a bucket. The officer stopped and spoke with the subjects. When the officer searched the area he had just seen the subject near, he located a used glass smoking pipe. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Grand Theft Auto – Suspect Arrested
On April 11 at 8:15 a.m., an officer on patrol located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the 600 block of West Huntington. Officers watched the vehicle until a male subject approached and entered the vehicle. The suspect was stopped and arrested. The stolen vehicle was recovered and returned to the registered owner.

Theft From an Unlocked Vehicle
On April 11 at 11:23 p.m., a theft from a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Wildrose Avenue. The victim went to his vehicle in the evening and saw the passenger door was not secure. He discovered several items missing from the interior of his vehicle. The vehicle had been left unlocked. The investigation is continuing.

Petty Theft – Suspects Arrested
On April 13 at 2:31 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the 500 block of West Huntington when he observed three suspicious subjects in a business parking lot. Two of the suspects had entered the business, a male and a female, and the third male suspect appeared to be acting as a lookout in front of the store. Officers watched the store and waited to see if they were going to commit a theft. Several minutes later, the suspects exited the store carrying a large shopping bag full of store merchandise. When they saw officers approaching, the female abruptly removed a bottle of cologne from the bag and tried to conceal it. After investigation, the male suspect was arrested and charged with petty theft and stolen credit card information. The female was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.

Driving Under the Influence / Hit and Run Traffic Accident – Suspect Arrested
On April 13 at 9:58 p.m., a caller phoned police to report a vehicle had just struck a parked car at Olive and Alta Vista and then drove away. When police arrived, they conducted an area search and located the vehicle that had fled the scene. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, was unlicensed, and uninsured. The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

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